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2013-03-19 16:21:48

-Shenandoah Discovery Encounters More than 1,000 Net Feet of Oil Pay- DALLAS and HOUSTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC, a deepwater oil exploration and production company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced a major oil discovery at its Shenandoah prospect in Walker Ridge Block 51 and provided an update on its Coronado prospect in Walker Ridge Block 98. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/NY80025LOGO ) The Shenandoah-2 well, which spud on...

2013-03-12 08:22:39

-- Industry Veteran Joins Venari Resources from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation -- DALLAS and HOUSTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC, a deepwater oil exploration company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced the appointment of Bruce W. Busmire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Busmire recently joined Venari from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) where he initially started in 2006 as their Vice President and Chief Accounting...

2013-03-11 12:20:31

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct the first mission over the Gulf of Mexico with their unmanned aircraft from Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15. High Resolution Photos: Flickr Slideshow YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/HGqlxym_CNI The unmanned aircraft, commonly called a "drone," will acquire data over the Gulf and South Texas ranchland as part of their search for new applications of unmanned aerial...

2013-03-05 08:24:06

HOUSTON and NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridgewood Energy Corporation, ("Ridgewood") a private upstream oil and gas investment company based in Montvale, New Jersey, and Houston, Texas, announced today that an affiliate of Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund V, L.P., an energy-focused private equity fund managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC ("Riverstone"), will make a strategic investment alongside Ridgewood in a series of deepwater exploration projects located in the Gulf of...

How Sensitive US East Coast Regions May Be To Ocean Acidification Revealed By New Study
2013-03-01 12:17:31

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution A continental-scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity. The study, which measures varying levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other forms of carbon in the ocean, was conducted by scientists from 11 institutions across the U.S. and was published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography. “Before now, we haven't had a very...

2013-02-21 20:21:59

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Concerned over the safety of BP's current and future operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast organizations, along with national and international supporters are demanding BP be assessed the maximum Clean Water Act fines possible under current law and that the federal government aggressively move forward with a fully transparent and public trial. More than forty-five organizations have signed the letter, which was delivered to Department...

2013-02-13 08:23:32

DALLAS and HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Venari Resources LLC, a deepwater oil exploration company in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced the appointment of Richard L. Smith as Executive Vice President of Exploration, and Steven P. Evans and Brian F. Maxted as independent members of the Board of Directors. Mr. Smith joins Venari with 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Exploration and Business Development at...

2013-02-12 08:23:19

HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 2013 capital budget of $450 million. The Company also announced production guidance for the first quarter of 2013 in a range of 4.3 MMBoe to 4.8 MMBoe and for the full year of 2013 in a range of 17.0 MMBoe to 18.7 MMBoe. In addition, the Company provided details about its capital expenditure programs and an operational update, which includes positive...

2013-02-07 08:22:18

HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) reported today fourth quarter 2012 net income of $251 million, or $1.39 per share diluted, and net income from continuing operations(1) of $277 million, or $1.54 per share diluted. Excluding the impact of an unrealized commodity derivatives gain and an asset impairment charge, fourth quarter 2012 adjusted net income from continuing operations(2) was $296 million, or $1.65 per share diluted. During the fourth quarter 2011,...

Big Story Weather Header
2013-02-07 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 6: A low pressure moved through the Eastern Lakes yesterday dropping accumulating snow in the region. Low pressure moved through Texas yesterday bringing with it moderate to heavy rain across most of state. During the overnight hours the system pushed eastward into the Gulf Coast. Weather Outlook for February 7: Low pressure...


Latest Gulf of Mexico Reference Libraries

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

American Mediterranean Sea
2013-04-18 12:49:28

The American Mediterranean Sea is the combined waterbody of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The American Mediterranean’s surface area is 4.319 million square kilometers and an average depth of 7,270 feet. The basins of the sea include those of the southern Caribbean: The Venezuelan, the Magdalena River, the two Colombians and the Gulf of Darien; and the Yucatan Basin. It also consists of the Mexican and the Mississippi basin, both of the Gulf of Mexico. The sea is considered...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

Low Pressure Development Near The Gulf Coast
2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward over the next couple of days. Places that are going to be impacted with increased seas will be any...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

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